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Friday’s national forecast

A southerly quarter airflow spreads over much of the country today while ex TC Donna moves southeast just off the northeastern side of the North Island during the day and overnight.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Morning heavy rain eases to showers in the afternoon then clearing later in the evening or overnight. Breezy south to southeasterly winds, becoming strong about some coastal areas in the evening.
Highs: 18-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Rain eases to the odd shower in the afternoon, mostly clearing in the evening. Cloudy with brisk to strong southeasterly winds, winds may gust to gale about coastal areas afternoon onwards.
Highs: 15-17

Eastern North Island

Heavy rain gradually eases during the day although not easing about Gisborne till overnight, southerly winds strengthen from morning. A chance winds may gust to gale from the south, mainly evening onwards.
Highs: 15-17


Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, southerly winds freshen from morning. A chance winds may gust to gale at times from afternoon.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson

Any early showers clear, thick high cloud with southeasterly winds freshening from afternoon.
Highs: 15-17


Mostly cloudy, showers develop during the morning then clearing in the evening. Cool southwest winds.
Highs: 12

West Coast

Any morning cloud clears then mainly sunny with southeasterly winds, freshening up late afternoon / evening for a time.
Highs: 16-17

Southland & Otago

Morning showers clear then cloud may break to a few sunny spells in the afternoon or later in the day, southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
Highs: 11-12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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